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TRILLINGER, ELIEZER BEN JOSEPH YOSPA (called also Eliezer Nin of Nikolsburg):

Austrian rabbi; lived in the latter half of the seventeenth and at the beginning of the eighteenth century; died at Wilna. The name "Trillinger" is probably derived from "Wassertrüdingen," called by the Jews "Wassertrilling" or "Trilling." Trillinger was active in several congregations. At an advanced age he set out for Palestine, but on his way he fell ill at Wilna and, as stated above, died there. He was the author of "Mishnat Rabbi Eli'ezer," derashot on the Pentateuch, published by his son Joseph Yospa at Frankfort-on-the-Oder in 1707 (not 1717, as erroneously stated by some bibliographical authors).

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 18b, No. 198; ii. 62b, No. 249;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 385, No. 2535;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 447;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 429;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 222.
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